Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Celebrating The Release Of Marie Treanor's First Awakened By Blood Novel

Today we're celebrating the release of the first Awakened by Blood Novel from Marie Treanor!

Marie was born and bred in Scotland, but for some years moved around the UK working and studying. Now she's back home and happily married with three young children.
Having grown bored with city life, her family lives in a picturesque village by the sea where, instead of working for a living, Marie is lucky enough to be able to enjoy herself writing stories of romance and fantasy.

She draws the inspiration for her books mainly from the people around her and from Scotland's rich history.

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BLOOD ON SILK, An Awakened by Blood Novel from Marie Treanor

Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local foktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's hunger.

An army of vampire hunters has amassed to send Saloman back to hell. Sworn to help - yet fearing Saloman's deadly blood lust - Elizabeth seeks to entrap him, offering her body as bait. But something stronger than dread, more powerful than revenge, is uniting Elizabeth to her prey. Caught between desire and rage, Elizabeth must decide where her loyalties lie...and what the limits are to a yearning she can no longer control.

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38 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your release Marie! I absolutely love this cover design!

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  2. Congratulations on your release. I really enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait to read it.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  3. Marie this book sounds very intriguing.
    You must live in a very interesting place that stirs the imagination.
    Do you have trouble trying to come up with character names or do they come to you?

    gigihicks@windstream.net

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  4. WOO HOO!!! How does it feel to have your first New York pubbed book out!!!

    I've been so excited about this release since I first heard about your contract. I've loved all the excerpts I've read and can't wait to read it all. Got your newsletter...congrats on the great reviews coming in!

    Tell us a bit about this story and how the other releases fit in this series.

    Enjoy your special day! And let's raise our cyber glasses of champagne...here's to BLOOD ON SILK being a bestseller for you!!!

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  5. Thanks, Robin! I love the cover too :)How lucky am I?

    Linda, I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt, hope you enjoy the book too! Thanks for the congrats :)

    Hi Gigi - glad it intrigues you :). I live in Scotland, which can be interesting - and wet, of course :) To answer your question, some of my characters seem to arrive in my imagination complete with names, like Elizabeth. Others, like Saloman, take a bit more effort. For him, I had to sit down and look at a list of Hungarian and East European names until I found one that seemed to fit him :)

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  6. oops forgot to add my email

    REGINA ROSS
    reginamayr@aol.com

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  7. Congrats on the new release. Sounds like a great story.

    rockinspike(at)q(dot)com

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  8. :) DeNita, it feels fabulous :)Thanks for being so pleased for me! It's very exciting and just a bit scary, and I wish I was in the US or Canada just so I could see it in the shops!

    The three AWAKENED BY BLOOD books follow the story of my academic heroine and the terrifyingly powerful vampire Saloman whom she awakens by accident three hundred years after he was betrayed and staked. Now he's out for revenge and world domination.

    It's fun because Elizabeth's making her reputation exploding vampire myths and then she has to cope with the reality of Saloman and all the other maurauding vampires who come out of the woodwork to kill her for what she's done.

    And of course, Saloman needs to kill her to gain the mystical strength of his Awakener. Not the best recipe for romance, you might think, but their attraction is immediate!

    The next two books following BLOOD ON SILK (BLOOD SIN, out in April 2011, and another whose title we haven't decided on yet!)follow Saloman's quest for power and its effect on the world. Elizabeth has conflicting loyalties because of her growing friendship with the Hungarian vampire hunters. And of course, other people in both the vampire and human worlds, want to steal Saloman's power for themselves, and everyone has to make difficult choices.

    I can't really tell you more without spoiling the story :)

    Cheers, DeNita! And a cyber drink with everyone :) Hoping for a drop of real champagne too when my husband gets home.

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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  9. Thanks, Regina and Rebekah! Glad you dropped in to celebrate with me!

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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  10. Congratulations on the new series, I love the cover (which is one of the reasons why I pick up the book and read the blurb).

    acm05atjuno.com

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  11. Ooo Interesting Marie a real serial! I love that we get to follow Saloman on his quest--not to mention poor Elizabeth's emotional/moral struggles! Without spoiling us ;) can you tell us where your inspiration came from for a story like this?

    DragonStar1974@aol.com

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  12. Yay, break out the cyber champers, hang out the balloons, throw the confetti!!! Congrats on the new release, Marie.

    I've got this one already and can't wait to start it!!

    Valerie
    in Germany

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  13. Thanks, Anne, that's good to know! And I tend to do the same when I'm browsing - you need something to catch your eye. I think this cover is definitely eye-catching!

    Hi Stephanie, how are you? I think the inspiration came from a scene in my head of a vampire rising out of the stone and advancing on the terrified yet fascinated heroine. And thenI thought, wouldn't it be fun to follow them through the highs and lows of several stories, instead of switching focus to different chanracters after one book? Hope you agree with me!

    Oh thanks, Valerie! Cheers to you!

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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  14. Congratulations on the new release. When it comes to vampires,did you find yourself watching a lot of vampire themed movies and television programs for inspiration?

    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  15. Congrats on the release. The cover is very striking. And the blurb makes me want to run out and get the book so I can find out what happens.

    skpetal(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. oh wow this sounds awesome I have to Say tho that cover is absolutly gorgous! its totally Beautiful, Do you think the genra of vampires has exploded and will simmer down or will keep going strong?


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  17. Marie, I love the cover! Her read dress in the almost all white background is absolutely stunning and eye-catching. Congrats on the release of Blood on Silk! It sounds great.

    jpn_cowgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. O-M-G!!! Marie, it's fantastic to see you here today :)
    congrats on your release - I saw it a while ago at Amazon and I can not wait to read it!!! and I really really love the cover - do you have a say in choosing it??? it's gorgeous! have I mentioned that I can't wait to get my hands on your book? *gg*
    oh wow, I don't know what to say *sigh*
    wish you aaaaaaall the best :)
    greetings, Chris

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  19. so sorry, forgot my email... chris1608(at)gmx(dot)at

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  20. I love to see more Scottish writes. Congrats hun. Kristal McKerrington.

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  21. Hi Leni - thanks! To be honest, I've always watched and read a lot of vampires :)If anything, once I started to write this book, I read less of them! Looking forward to catching up again now, though...

    Thanks, Jean - that's great to hear! Go on, spoil yourself :)

    Hi SiNn, and thanks, I think the cover's beautiful too. I'm sure the vampire craze will have to calm down at some point, but so far from all I hear, readers are still gobbling them up. As it were :)

    Thanks, Becca! So glad you like the cover! It is attracting a lot of attention, I'm delighted to say :)

    Hi Chris! Thanks for droppping in to celebrate with me! Yes, the cover is a stunner and I'm REALLY lucky to have it! I did discuss cover ideas with my editor and my agent, but beyond that I had very little input, except gushing how much I loved it :)

    Good for you, Kristal! Nice to meet you! Are you Scottish too?

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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  22. Hi, Marie!!! Woohooo!!! Thanks for celebrating this with us--it sounds like an incredible story, and naturally, I love that it's part of a series :) When I find an author I like, there's nothing better than knowing there's more to come!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  23. Congrats on the release of the first book in your new series!
    I have been reading about this book and am looking forward to starting this series.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

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  24. Hi Fedora! Glad to see you here - thanks for the kind words.

    Thanks, Estella! Hope you enjoy it! Cheers!

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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  25. Marie, I've read The Devil and Via and loved it. I look forward in reading more of your works.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  26. Congratulations!! The cover is truly divine. The story sounds amazing & I can't wait to read more.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  27. Congratulations Marie on your new release.Love the cover.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  28. OH gosh, this is an awesome book! Please include me in this one! I absolutely love the cover!!! And the story, is just as amazing!
    Please please please....
    alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

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  29. Congratulations on your new release. The blurb and excerpt were very good and I can't wait to read the book.

    sstrode@scrtc.com

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  30. Hi Tracey! How are you? SO glad you like The Devil and Via! I have a soft spot for that one :)

    Thanks, Marybelle! Glad you joined the party!

    Elaing, thanks for the congrats. I'm getting that everyone loves the cover - not surprised :)

    :) Hi Cecile. Glad it appeals to you! Thanks for dropping in!

    Hello, Sherry, nice to see you here, and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

    Cheers, everyone! Thanks so much for coming to celebrate with me! I've had a ball, hope you have too :)

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  31. Congratulations on the release! The book sounds wonderful, and I love to find new series for my wishlist. And I love the cover too!

    eva.silkka at gmail.com

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  32. Well the cover did catch my eye and then I read the blurb. Should be interesting to follow this couple over the three books. Congats and have a great release week.

    linze_e at hotmail.com

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  33. Many thanks, Eva and Lindseye! Glad the book caught your attention - thanks for dropping in!

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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  34. Hi Marie. Congrats on your new release. Sounds great. I love the cover.

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  35. Major CONGRATS on the release and what an absolutely beautiful cover! Whoever did it really nailed the cover to match what I would picture when hearing the title.

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  36. What a beautiful cover! Congrats on the new release. I can't wait to read this, sounds like I'll love it.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks,Crystal, Yadkny and Mary! Glad you made it to the party :)

    Marie

    www.MarieTreanor.com

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